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Subject: Re: mp3ClipGen.vbs useful tip?

Re: mp3ClipGen.vbs useful tip?

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:18:38 -0400

Aman Singer wrote:

> Hi.
> Are the MS redistributable UK voices SAPI 4 or SAPI 5? Voices that
> will show up in the speech applet are SAPI 5 only. I'm not sure if
> mp3clipgen can be made to use SAPI 4 voices (any comment, Brian?), and I
> don't know if any one has released anything that will do the scanning of the
> directory tree as well as speak through SAPI 4, though there are files that
> will allow the making of language.voice files using SAPI 4 voices.
> Aman

I've only used the SAPI 5 voices; I don't think SAPI 4 supports some of
the methods the mp3clipgen script uses to write the audio stream
directly to a file. There was something posted recently (Jens Arnold)
about a script that could use either version, IIRC. That may have only
been for the voice files, however. The methods used in that script ought
to be adaptable to the creation of the .talk clips, though.

Received on 2004-06-11

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